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There are 4 ways to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

$70 - $107

Cheapest option

Train via Takasaki  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Tochigi
  2. Take the train from Tochigi to Takasaki
  3. Take the train from Takasaki to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

$55 - $87

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tobu-Nikko Station to Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station
  2. Take the bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$67 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Nikkō to Matsumoto 163.2 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nikkō station to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Tobu-Nikko Station and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Haneda Airport Terminal 1 and Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nikkō to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Nikko and arriving at Matsumoto via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama) and Nagano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Nikkō and Matsumoto is 158 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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Nikkō to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Keikyu Limousine, arrive at Tobu-Nikko Station.

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Nikkō to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Nikko station.

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The best way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7500 - ¥10000 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto.
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  • Distance: 98.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Nikkō, Japan and Matsumoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Nikkō to Matsumoto via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama), and Nagano in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nikkō to Matsumoto via Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 1, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, and Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo in around 7 h 30 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tochigi to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Takasaki to Nagano
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Keikyu Limousine
Website
hnd-bus.com
Bus from Tobu-Nikko Station to Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hnd-bus.com
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Nikkō to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, arrive at Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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Nikkō to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Matsumoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nikkō to Matsumoto is 261 km. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Nikkō to Matsumoto.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Matsumoto. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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